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Writing Prompts for Fall
- What is your favorite autumn activity? Write about it!
- Write a poem about the falling leaves.
- Describe the sights you saw on your nature walk.
- Make a list of 10 ways in which autumn differs from summer.
- Think about autumn in terms of your five senses. What do you hear? What do you see? What do you smell? What do you taste? What do you feel?
- How would you describe autumn to a Martian who had never visited Earth? Write about it.
- Which season is your favorite? Why?
- Pretend that you are an autumn leaf. Write about what's happening and tell how you feel about it.
- What is your favorite autumn holiday? Why? How does your family celebrate this holiday?
- What do you think of when you hear the word "autumn"? Brainstorm with a partner, then make a list of adjectives, a list of nouns, and a list of verbs.
- What is your favorite fall memory? Write about it. Be sure to tell who it involved, what happened, when it happened, where it occurred, and why it is a favorite memory.
- Which variety of apple is best and why? Write a persuasive paragraph.
- Johnny Appleseed, born Sept. 26, 1774, has been credited with establishing apple nurseries throughout the Midwest. Pioneers, in turn, used these trees as a source of food on their new homesteads. Pretend that you are a pioneer, and write a letter thanking Johnny for the apple trees your family got from one of his nurseries.
"Grandpa worked hard all morning raking leaves. With each sweep of the rake, the pile grew bigger and bigger. Then, suddenly, Grandpa stopped. Grandma and I could hardly believe what he did next. ..."
- "It started out like any other day in Mr. McGregor's garden. But then, something very strange happened. The scarecrow blinked once. He blinked a second time. He coughed. Then he . . . "
- "Miss Davis's fifth grade class had taken a field trip to a local farm. They were supposed to be studying pumpkins. But James was bored. He slipped away from the group and headed for the gardens. Suddenly, he stopped. Directly in front of him was the largest pumpkin he had ever seen. ..."
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